The Pacific Northwest clubs of the HEMA Alliance are excited to host the 2014 Gathering in Tacoma, Washington, August 8-10. This year, we will be taking advantage of a great venue, Pacific Lutheran University, conveniently located in Parkland near downtown Tacoma, Lakewood, and other great neighborhoods! We have a great slate of workshops and tournaments planned! Registration opening soon to reserve your room on campus!
- When and where
- August 8-10 at Pacific Lutheran University. This location offers economical dorm housing, included meals, a beautiful gym, and outdoor park spaces fronted on the Lake Washington Ship Canal for training. PLU is close to downtown Tacoma and just a few minutes from Seattle, a short trip from Sea-Tac Airport.
- What’s going on?
- Workshops by guest instructors will be posted soon. Tournaments will include invitational Sword and Buckler, Open steel Longsword, Single Stick, and Ringen, and for the first time, a Women’s longsword competition! We have a great slate of Pacific Northwest instructors as well. Socializing, sparring, and learning together at a beautiful Tacoma location.
- Pricing and Registration
- All inclusive fee with lodging and meals, will be posted soon!! Price includes dormitory lodging Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, all meals through Sunday lunch, and a Grand PNW Gathering Party on Saturday night! Various pricing options will be available.
- The gathering started in 2010 as an event for Pacific Northwest HEMA Alliance member affiliates and groups in the Pacific Northwest to not only meet and train with one another, but also to grow as a community. There were a dozen participants at that time. 2011 had a bigger venue overlooking the Pacific Ocean, more than doubling the number of participants and adding instructors. In 2012 a larger venue was chosen in Leavenworth, WA again doubling the participants, and adding nationally known instructors and vendors. We hope to continue to grow and attract participants and instructors from outside the region. As always participants from ANY location or affiliation are invited to register and participate.